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NIMET Predicts Livestock Disease Outbreaks

By Ahmed Dio Agbo Livestock population especially in the northern part of the country may suffer water stress and outbreak of heat-related diseases this year, particularly in the early months due to the expected warmer-than-normal conditions predicted by the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) in the 2017 Seasonal Rainfall Prediction (SRP). The new

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China and Kenya partner on study of environment

A centre for joint research on environmental protection has been opened at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology. The Sh3 billion Sino-Africa Joint Research Centre will help combat desertification and other ecological problems and will help improve agriculture. The project is a partnership between JKUAT and the Chinese Academy of

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23 Arrested For Illegal Tree Felling By Forestry Task Force In Kogi State

No fewer than 23 persons have been arrested in Kogi State for illegal felling of trees, while trucks load of woods were also impounded by the Forestry Task force set up by the state government. ThisDay Reports. env Addressing journalists in Lokoja at the weekend, the state Commissioner for Environment, Mrs. Rosemary

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New Generation Aims to Plug Africa’s Research Deficit

DAKAR, Senegal, May 4 2016 (IPS) - The tonnes of uncollected garbage piling up on the streets of her home in Cairo was a brain wave for Sherien Elagroudy. Elagroudy has since developed a facility to transform waste into alternative solid fuel for use by cement companies. This has helped reduce

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A Greener Africa

The global divide between rich and poor is startlingly large and has only increased in recent decades. Currently, the poorest 50 percent of the world’s population holds less than 1 percent of global assets. These high levels of wealth inequality are most obvious in one of the poorest regions in the world:

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Nigeria: It’s the Environment Stupid!

By 'Tope Fasua A recent survey by Mr. Abimbola Akosile of Thisday newspapers, regarding which 'quick-fixes' the government can deploy, in tackling the unemployment challenge in Nigeria, threw up the following result: Top pick: Massive investment in agri-business Second: Improve industries and infrastructure Third: More electric power and skills acquisition Radical tip:

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Nigeria: FG to Introduce Smart Climate Policies to Address Rural Poverty

By Crusoe Osagie Worried about the cycle of rural poverty and other problems involved in agriculture ranging from associated flooding and climate change, the federal government has resolved to promote a policy of climate smart agricultural programme. Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mr. Sonny Echono disclosed this in

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South Africa: Gauteng Agriculture Invites Media to a Walkabout to Showcase a Climate Smart and Innovative Way of Producing Food

PRESS RELEASE Gauteng concerned about hunger, monopolised and unhealthy food system Gauteng MEC for Economic Development, Environment, Agriculture and Rural Development, Lebogang Maile expressed concerns at the high levels of hunger, an overly concentrated and expensive food system. He urged Gauteng residents to take charge of their nutritional needs by engaging in

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Africa: UN Agency and French Government Urge Inclusion of Food Security and Agriculture in Global Climate Change Debate

Targeted policies and investments in food security and agriculture should be at the centre of debates on climate change, according to a top UN official and the French Minister for Agriculture, speaking at the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) in Rome this week. Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization

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